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Coming to OETA: April 18 to 24, 2014
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Friday, April 18

7pm                 ONR -- Falling water levels threaten the economic health of businesses at Oklahoma’s second-largest lake… As legislators approve new tax breaks and look at further income tax cuts, state government is facing a revenue failure for the current fiscal year… Third graders are taking high-stakes reading proficiency tests as lawmakers work to modify the state’s retention law… We discuss news from the capitol with eCapitol News Director Shawn Ashley… ROTC students learn about the opportunities available for a career in the world of cyberspace… Oklahoma’s Main Street program helps to revitalize downtown Bartlesville… We visit the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum 19 years after the bombing that claimed 168 lives and brought the people of the state together… And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

9pm                 TEXAS TENORS – Blend of country, classical, Broadway and gospel music. You can receive a DVD copy of this program if you’d like to become a member at the $90 level. You can receive a CD of this music at the $60 level.

10:30p             DOCTOR WHO “Journey to the Centre of the Tardis” – Clara and the Doctor get separated in the many rooms, halls, closets and corridors of the Tardis while it’s on self-destruct mode. The Doctor meet brothers who are part of an intergalactic salvage crew, but one of them isn’t what he seems. The story twists, then twists back again. A fun, energetic episode that you doesn’t make you think too hard. Lots of great one-liners. Great soundtrack.

PETER PAN FROM THE MILWAUKEE BALLET can be seen on OKLA Saturday night from 11pm to 1am.


Saturday, April 19

7:30am            SUNUP --  Update on Oklahoma's wheat crop including freeze damage potential, disease, insect pressures, as well as managing nitrogen deficiency and other nutrient concerns. Also: the hours below freezing, soil temperatures and the percentage of normal rainfall for the year; price volatility in the wheat and corn markets; checking udder soundness in order to make culling decisions; seasonal beef prices; slip-on pump units for prescribed fires; and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension's Centennial Whistle Stop & Festival from Wellston.

8pm                 LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST 2014 -- The epic story of Jesus Christ unfolds in this uplifting musical drama featuring a 300-voice choir, a 40-piece orchestra and a 1,400-member cast and crew. This repeats on OKLA Sunday afternoon at 1pm.

OKLA – 5:30pm -- JERZY POPIELUSZKO: MESSENGER OF THE TRUTH - Narrated by Martin Sheen, this program tells the remarkable true story of Catholic priest and human rights activist Father Jerzy Popieluszko, whose faith, conviction and courage mobilized the people of Poland to stand against Communist rule during the 1980s.


Sunday, April 20 – Happy Easter!

8:30am            LAND DOCTORS #103 “Burning Questions” -- Using Fire as a Management Tool and Being Firewise in the Face of Wildfires -- Visit Frank and Cathy Keating's Ranch to learn how Chip Keating has been using prescribed fire to transform the landscape.

12:30pm          OKLAHOMA FORUM – “2014 Oklahoma Elections” -- We begin our Oklahoma Votes 2014 coverage with a discussion of the key races and political environment with: Pat McFerron, Partner, CMA Strategies… Neva Hill, President, Neva Hill & Company… Brandon Lenoir, Political Science Professor, Oklahoma State University

1:30pm            OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #208 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests: Secretary of State Chris Benge and Rep. Arthur Hulbert – District 14

6pm                 FATHER BROWN “The Blue Cross” -- An international thief forewarns Father Brown of his intention to steal The Blue Cross from St Mary's. To pre-empt the theft, Brown takes the cross in what becomes a battle of wits between the two men.

7pm                 CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 3, Episode 4 -- Jenny's patient Leah struggles to cope with her mother's agoraphobia, as well as her own pregnancy. (Part 4 of 8)

8pm                 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge” Season 2, Episode 4 -- Miss Mardle houses a handsome refugee and Harry has a showdown at cards with Loxley. (Part 4 of 8)

9pm                 THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE Season 2, Episode 2 – Alice Merren is in prison for murdering a colleague. An investigation reveals a military cover-up.


NEW BRITISH COMEDIES -- ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE and THE CAFÉ started last week in the 10pm hour after our broadcast rights for KEEPING UP APPEARANCES and AS TIME GOES BY expired. These two new comedies were chosen by our members and e-newsletter subscribers. LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE will continue to air Monday through Thursday during the 11 o’clock hour.

10pm               ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE – Victor writes a hilarious script for a new comedy series. Unfortunately noone else finds it funny.Margaret also catches the dramatic fever and takes up acting.

10:30pm          THE CAFÉ – Carol proudly presents her new menu, but the regulars may not be ready for the change.


Monday, April 21

8pm                 INDEPENDENT LENS “Muscle Shoals” -- Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative music. (This is in a different timeslot this week. It will return to its usual 9pm timeslot next week.)

10pm               THE VISIONARIES “ Crane Trust” -- 10,000 acres of prairie is being nurtured back to its original state in Grand Isle, Nebraska.

10:30pm          WRITING OUT LOUD “Kathryn Stockett” – Interview with the author of The Help.


Tuesday, April 22 – Earth Day

7pm                 PIONEERS OF TELEVISION “Doctors and Nurses” – Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Ed Begley Jr. and others discuss "ER," "St. Elsewhere" and more.

8pm                 AMERICAN MASTERS “A Fierce Green Fire” -- Robert Redford, Ashley Judd and other stars narrate this exploration of the environmental movement.

9pm                 FRONTLINE “A Solitary Nation” -- Interviews with inmates and prison officers shed light on America's use of solitary confinement.

10pm               OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #208 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests: Secretary of State Chris Benge and Rep. Arthur Hulbert – District 14

10:30pm          GROWING UP GREEN -- Explore a groundbreaking approach to changing environmental and educational outcomes in schools.


Wednesday, April 23

7pm                 THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS “Corrections” -- E-mail questions to To ask a question during the program, call 800/947-4529. Find the show on Twitter @PeoplesBusiness. NATURE will air at 10pm tonight. It also repeats Saturday afternoons at 2pm and Sunday mornings at 10am.

8pm                 NOVA “Inside Animal Minds: Who’s the Smartest” – Scientists try to unlock the secrets of animal communication by tracking dolphins in the Caribbean.

9pm                 YOUR INNER FISH “Monkey” -- Humans inherited versatile hands, amazing vision and some less beneficial traits from primates.

10pm               NATURE “Snow Monkeys” -- The Japanese macaque, or snow monkey, survives in winter temperatures below 15 degrees.


Thursday, April 24

7pm                 NATIVE OKLAHOMA #101 (repeat) -- "Native Oklahoma" is a first-of-its-kind joint television project between seven Oklahoma Indian tribes. Native culture, history, song, dance and values are featured with stories submitted from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Kiowa, Osage, Ponca, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. It will repeat again 4/27 at 11:30am.

8pm                 MIDSOMER MURDERS “Written in Blood” (Part Two) -- Barnaby and Troy investigate the brutal murder of a mysterious secretary of a writers circle.

9pm                 DOC MARTIN “Remember Me” -- Martin and Louisa's baby still doesn't have a name. P.C. Joe Penhale's ex-wife Maggie visits.  (DOC MARTIN season 6 premieres May 22nd!!)

10pm               DEATH IN PARADISE “Missing a Body?” -- Richard investigates when a wife admits to killing her husband but the body is nowhere to be found.